Man accused of raping neighbour acquitted by court

Court also observed that the girl had turned hostile and had stated that the allegations of rape are false.

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Published: June 27, 2013 3:42 pm

A man accused of repeatedly raping his neighbour,who later became pregnant,has been acquitted by a Delhi court on the ground that the girl has turned hostile and refuted allegations of rape.

Additional Sessions Judge Renu Bhatnagar let off Delhi resident Sugad Singh saying the alleged victim has deposed falsely against him on the instigation of one of her neighbour who had some property dispute with him.

“In the present case,prosecutrix is the main witness of the incident and in her cross examination she has completely resiled from her statement recorded in examination in chief. Even her mother has deposed that her daughter had falsely registered the FIR against the accused at the instance of one Tek Chand who is having disputes with the accused.

“Even the MLC of the victim does not support her. Hence,the statement of the girl is unbelievable,untrustworthy and cannot be relied upon to convict the accused,” the court said. The court also observed that the girl had turned hostile and had stated that the allegations of rape are false.

Singh was arrested by the police on a complaint of the victim,who had alleged that in May last year,while she was sleeping on the roof of her house,the accused had raped her and also threatened to kill her if she tells to anyone.

“The victim did not make complaint to anybody under fear. After around five days,Singh again called her in a room in his house and committed rape,” the police said,adding that she became pregnant.

“She was taken to hospital where the doctor opined that she was carrying pregnancy of two months,” the police added. During the trial,Singh claimed that there is a property dispute between him and Tek Chand and due to this,Chand had instigated the girl to level false allegations against him.

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